Disclosure: This post is sponsored by VerveLife in conjunction with Blog Meets Brand and I have been compensated for my participation. All opinions are my own.
If you follow my daily antics on Snapchat, you’re sure to see that I STAY on the go! Whether its business meetings, traveling cross-country for press engagements or stress-releaving power walks and runs with neighbors – I try to stay productive and active during my daily activities. Lucky for me, Motorola’s VerveLife products offers me a solution to my busy lifestyle with a unique range of wireless connected products.
Recently I got the chance to include the VerveOnes+ into my active lifestyle and after using these earbuds once, I don’t ever want to use another kind of wireless headphones ever again. (Yes, it’s that serious!)
So what are the Motorola VerveOnes+ exactly? Created by VerveLife, it’s an exciting NEW brand of wireless connected products launching worldwide, including here in the U.S. The completely wireless smart earbuds fit securely inside your ears without wires so you can listen free from distraction. They’re Siri and Google Now compatible and offer deep, rich HD sound for your favorite playlists wherever you are.
For business, I use the VerveOnes+ for conference calls – the dual mic enables your music to pause automatically for an incoming call. Chat away, and music resumes once you hang up.
For my workouts, I love the fact that my VerveOnes+ are sweat & waterproof earbuds that allow me to workout freely without wires limiting my movements and fun.
For travel, the VerveOnes+ are the perfect accessory to help me make cross-country moves comfortably. The earbuds come with four adjustable inner ear cushions making it easy to fit my ears and listen to my favorite playlists comfortably on long airline flights. Plus, when it comes to moving quickly through airports, it’s the real travel MVP! (Did I mention the cute portable case makes it easy to charge the VerveOnes+ for up to 12 hours of playtime?)
The Motorola VerveOnes+ are designed for people like you and me. We rise to any occasion, push ourselves beyond our limits and challenge ourselves daily to live our best lives imaginable. Once you use the VerveOnes+ you’ll ask yourself why you used any other wireless earbuds before. It’ll truly change the way you live, work and play!
Watch out Samsung Gear, there’s a stylish new tech time piece coming to the market. Motorola’s new Moto360 smart watch is the newest addition to Android’s step into wearables. Driven by voice and easily glance able, this time piece takes a few notes from classic watches of old.
Motorola’s decision to go round is obviously smart, but it’s also bold. With most small, wearable components — including the screen — designed to fit in square bodies, the company was forced to, as its designers and engineers explain in the Moto 360’s reveal video, build a brand new set of components.
While we still don’t know a lot about the Moto 360, Motorola has just announced a live Hangout with Jim Wicks the lead designer on the Moto 360 project. That Hangout will take place later today, March 19th at 2:00PM EST. You can sign up for the event by heading here.
Whatever Google and Motorola can do to make the Moto 360 and other Android-based smart watches as watch-like as possible works for me. Style and technology should work hand in hand and one shouldn’t outshine the other. This Moto 360 (in my opinion) looks like we’ve found the first step towards fashionable balance. But don’t take my word for it, check out the Moto 360 smart watch for yourself below.
Did you notice that even when wearers are speaking to their Moto 360s, they’re not holding the watch close to their mouths, or to their ears to listen to its response. Now that’s a watch worth an arm party! What do you think? Would you rock the Moto 360 or is Samsung Gear more your style? Sound off below.
There are so many smartphone options nowadays, more options than ever before. For the first time in history, consumers aren’t limited to strict molds of what a smartphone should look like, feel like or do. With so many options aside from the latest iPhone or Galaxy giants – it’s easy to get lost in a sea of smartphones available at multiple carriers. That’s why we’ve compiled these 3 reasons to consider the Droid Ultra by Motorola from Verizon Wireless this holiday season.
1. Great holiday photos with Clear Pixel.
Clear Pixel is a system that adds in a fourth “clear” pixel to the standard RGB pixel arrangement to make a so-called RGBC sensor, which lets in more light and therefore creates more impressive holiday pictures.
2. Fast & Convenient holiday shopping (online & in stores) with Isis.
Isis uses NFC technology which enables customers to wave their phone at special cash registers to pay for anything including quick bite to eat or cab ride across town. Isis isn’t just a digital wallet either, it can also improve your shopping experience with freebies, discounts and more. Discover how Isis can improve your last minute shopping duties HERE.
3. Keep the holiday fun going with great battery life.
The Droid Ultra does a great job of not using up power while in “idle” mode, the Active Display means you’re turning on the screen less often to check your notifications, (which helps on battery life) and with an overall talk time of 12hrs+ you can keep the holiday fun going non-stop without interruptions all season long.
Now the thinnest 4G LTE smartphone is also one of the strongest. Take on your day with touch less control and an active display. Capture pictures with the simplified camera and share them quickly with the exclusive Droid Zap. The Droid Ultra by Motorola is stylishly thin, sleek and at $99 from Verizon Wireless (with 2-year contract), it’s a great buy to consider this holiday season! For more on the Motorola Droid Ultra visit VerizonWireless.com.
It’s always great to find a device that can deliver great quality across multiple levels like the Motorola Droid Mini. Recently, I got the chance to check out the device and how its use could fit within my busy life seamlessly. All month long, I’ve been patiently waiting for the arrival of my favorite season of the year, Autumn. Although, I’m not particularly a fan of the cooler temperatures – I have become a fan of the beautiful array of Fall colors that touch from high in the sky, to the sidewalks below. What better time than now to grab my Motorola Droid Mini and get some neighborhood snapshots of mother nature in action.
Did You Know: Motorola’s Quick Launch camera trick allows you to wiggle the phone to launch the camera for shutter use in an instant!
Droid Mini embodies all the great features you’d expect from a Droid smartphone in a compact design. Ultra thin and lightweight, Droid Mini is easy to hold and carry yet solidly built to handle life’s bumps, scrapes and spills. The 10-megapixel camera uses Motorola’s new, very simple camera interface with few options. There’s HDR, slow-motion video and a flash option that makes snapping photos in any environment a breeze.
Use Droid Mini’s entire screen as a viewfinder with no icons getting in your way. Intuitive gestures let you push to zoom; tap anywhere on the screen to take a shot or tap and hold to continuously shoot. Taking, reviewing and managing your media is fast and easy.
The photo quality for the price point is pretty attractive too! At only $49 with Verizon 2-year contract, the Motorola Droid Mini is a great supplemental device for that’ll keep your eyes and wallet happy all season long. For more on the Motorola Droid Mini and Verizon Wireless visit the all new hub https://insidersguide.vzw.com
Disclosure: Please note that I often tweet using #VZWBuzz – VZWBuzz tweets include a 24/7 conversation and a Friday mobile lifestyle Twitter chat with an emphasis on providing information and education about devices, apps and tools useful to consumers. While the hash tag is sponsored by Verizon Wireless, the opinions I express tagged #VZWBuzz are my own.
If you’re ready to ditch toting your charger EVERYWHERE you go – then the Motorola Razr Maxx is the way to go! At this time, you’re probably thinking, “Wait, I thought I already saw a review on the Motorola Droid Razr…” That part is true, but with all great mobile advances – it was only a matter of time until Motorola improved on the battery life of the Droid Razr, making the Droid Razr Maxx and amazing upgraded device.
If you recall my previous Droid Razr review (review it here) you’ll definitely see how how the two stack up against each other:
Both Droid Razr & Razr Maxx are relatively the same…except one HUGE difference in talk time.
Of course, with such a huge difference in talk time – I just HAD to put the battery life to the test. With more than 17 hours of texting, tweeting and talking (“You hang up. No you hang up. Okay, we’ll both hang up on three… One…Two… Three….Hello? No, you hang up…etc…”) – the Droid Razr Maxx absolutely backed up it’s battery claims. This it the perfect phone if you hate searching for power outlets in every restaurant and place of business you venture into. You could actually (dare I say it,) go an evening without charging your phone overnight without freaking out the next day with a dead phone.
If you’re a Verizon Wireless customer on the go – REJOICE! For once, using the mobile hotspot on your device won’t kill your battery. Connecting via WiFi using your laptop or tablet has just gotten alot easier with Droid Razr Maxx.
Filled with preloaded apps including the Smart Actions app makes everyday tasks easier by automating actions you do daily like adjusting ringer volume during office hours to playing your favorite playlist once for your daily gym workout.
Looking for speed? The Verizon 4G LTE is lighting fast! Surf the web superfast & grab downloads in an instant with the Droid Razr Maxx.
There are slight differences in size & design, however these barely noticeable differences are minute in comparison to the benefits of adding extra battery life without the bulk of an external battery pack.
For complete specs check out the DROID RAZR MAXX on Verizon.com.
If you love smartphones, specifically the Motorola Droid Razr, here’s a great opportunity to get paid! Here’s a great opportunity for people with a Droid Razr Phone (Razr, Razr X, etc.) to get $250 for a one-hour market research project, PLUS the potential opportunity to make MUCH, MUCH MORE (and I mean a LOT!) with huge national exposure!
Marketers are searching NATIONWIDE for people who use a Motorola Droid Razr phone (Razr, Razr X, etc.) to take part in a market research project. You’ll get paid $250 for an hour of your time, PLUS a potential opportunity to make MUCH, MUCH MORE! (can’t say what, but it’s an incredible opportunity, including huge national exposure!) Marketers need people who are available Wednesday or Thursday, February 1st & 2nd, 2012 (you must submit by Wednesday evening).
Open to all ages and walks of Life – and they’re especially interested in Businesspeople and professionals. This is an AMAZING opportunity that you definitely want to share. (Tell your friends if they have a Razr X to get in touch – they will thank you!)
They’re looking to interview real people that can talk knowledgeably about their smart phone and its features. In case you want to review before your interview, you can visit our review: Motorola Droid Razr: Is It The Sharpest Smartphone Out? (Review)
Or check out Motorola directly below…
Don’t have the Motorola Razr? Don’t worry! If you don’t have a Razr but are unhappy with your current phone and can share why, you may be eligible for this great opportunity as well – so feel free to respond, study the Razr features on the hyperlink above so you know about the great features it has!
Email ALL the information requested below IMMEDIATELY (no later than Wednesday evening, February 1st, 2012) to:
Be sure to include:
1. Your name (first and last)
2. Contact phone number
3. City/State where you live
4. What kind of Droid Phone you have (X, X2, Razr, RazrMax, Android… or what phone you have that you would be willing to get rid of and upgrade to the Razr. If you have a Razr XT912, please indicate specifically)
5. Indicate if you are available to come to the Toluca Lake area of Los Angeles in the daytime on Wednesday or Thursday (Feb 1st & 2nd). If you cannot or are not in the LA area no problem- Skype interviews are available.
6. Recent photo (jpg format please)
You will be contacted if you are selected to particiapte in this opportunity.
In case you didn’t make the “nice” list this year, you have another chance to get the hottest smartphone available this holiday season. Grammy Award Winning recording artist Cee Lo Green, and Motorola Mobility, Inc. are making the holidays white for Los Angeles residents through a city-wide scavenger hunt for the ultimate winter prize: the festive DROID RAZR™ by Motorola in white.
Even if you picked up a Galaxy Nexus, Rezound or DROID RAZR some time in the last few weeks, I’m sure you wouldn’t say “no” to a free phone, would you? Motorola kicked off a new contest that will reward six lucky Twitter followers with a shiny new white DROID RAZR this holiday season. In order to enter, all you need to do is follow @Motorola and tweet something to your friends while including the hashtag #WhiteRazrXmas. Winners will be chosen on 12/27 – you can enter as many times as you’d like.
DROID RAZR by Motorola in white is a special treat for anyone on your gift list. As the thinnest 4G LTE smartphone available, this smartphone packs strength and smarts into a stylish, impossibly-thin package. Built with KEVLAR® fiber and a Corning® Gorilla® Glass display, the DROID RAZR by Motorola in white delivers cutting-edge visuals and innovative, software. MotoCast™ is a free Motorola solution that lets you stream or download your music, pics and more from your home or work PC to your phone – virtually anytime, anywhere. With the Smart Actions app, DROID RAZR is smart enough to extend battery life so you don’t have to worry about being caught without a charge on the last few shopping days. Plus, it will be upgraded to Android™ 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, making it a gift that will truly keep on giving.
Verizon Wireless and Divas & Dorks Exclusive Demo Event in NYC!
This past Tuesday many of our Divas and Dorks readers joined us and the Verizon Wireless New York Metro team at The Terrace Club for an evening of food, drinks, demos, networking! Verizon Wireless staff was on hand showcasing its latest 4G LTE lineup, including the Motorola Droid Razr, HTC Rezound, Motorola Droid Bionic, and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1….and we even got a sneek peak at the Galaxy Nexus.
Special Thanks to the entire Verizon Wireless team for great night!
Check out a few snapshots of the evening, devices and more! You may spot a few people you know…
photos courtesy of Verizon Wireless
If you’re a mobile connoisseur like me, chances are you remember all too well how stylishly haute the Motorola Razr was in the early 2000s. The sleek design & colorful options even inspired one of the first designer mobile collaborations a la the limited edition Dolce & Gabbanna Motorola Razr.
In order to resurrect the Motorola name & make it once again synonymous with cutting-edge tech, the company has returned to the brand that launched fashionable tech the MOTOROLA DROID RAZR. But is the newest addition to the Motorola Razr family worthy to make a fashion statement like its predecessor?
The extremely thin redesign is only scratching the surface of how redesigned this new RAZR really is. The shell of the phone is super thin, yet an extremely strong mix of aluminum, Kevlar and Gorilla Glass.
Like most smartphones, the Motorola Razr comes standard with contents that you would expect (charger, USB cable, quick start guide, etc.). Although there are additional interesting accessories, like the Lapdock 500 that turns the RAZR into a 14? Android netbook, but they’re sold separately.
Unlike it’s predacessor, the Droid Razr front is super tough with it’s Gorilla Glass coated screen. It’s a SuperAMOLED screen too, 4.3? big and with qHD (540×960 pixels) resolution. The RAZR weighs about 127g and is somewhat tall & wide (130.7 x 68.9 x 7.1 mm) – not for those with little hands. (But if you know how to keep a good grip on your phone, you should be just fine.)
The battery life is pretty consistent with most smartphones as well. Motorola promises that the non-removable 1,780mAh battery will deliver up to 8.5 days of standby time and 12.5 hours of talk, I’m not so sure about 12.5 straight hours of talk though (who could consistantly use their phone to test that out?) Just make sure you charge the phone nightly, (and keep the power chord on you during the day) if not – you may be outta luck. (Remember, non-removable battery means just that…keep that power chord handy.)
An 8 megapixel camera capable of capturing 1080p video with a single LED flash even has an image stabilization feature which is perfect for those of you with less than stable hands…
- The handset is a little too wide for for my petite hands…
- Questionable battery life (Motorola says it’ll last through 12.5 hours of talk)???
- Dual flash on the 5MP camera
- The LTE radio, 1.2GHz dual-core processor & 1GB of RAM make sure this sleek & powerful
- InPocket detection function locks your phone once its in pocket (or purse.) meaning…no more butt-dialing.
Over all this is a cool phone for the price and definitely worth purchasing as a holiday gift.
It’s thinner than almost any phone on the market and makes no sacrifices to attain its slim physique. Without a contract, it’ll cost you $649.99 without a contract or $299.99 two years in with Verizon. Few phones out there can even be put in the same category when it comes to build quality. With its razor-thin design, jam-packed features, and blazing speed, the Motorola Droid Razr is easily one of the year’s best & sharpest Android smartphones available today, not the sexiest or most fashionable but undoubtedly performance-wise, the best.
This depends on how much your have a need for speed. If you use the DROID BIONIC a lot then you may have a battery problem on your hands, however If you switch LTE off and just use 3G/CDMA, talking – it should last you at least 9-10 hours (talk time).
Featuring a 4.3” qHD display with Gorilla Glass, dual-core 1GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, 8-megapixel auto-focus camera, front-facing camera, 1080p HD video recording, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR, aGPS, 16GB onboard memory, 16GB microSD card preloaded, HDMI-out, and a 1,735 mAh battery. Supplementing its bountiful hardware, we can’t forget that this is a 4G LTE enabled device that’s able to deliver lightning fast data speeds.
Verizon 4G LTE + dual-core processor = DROID BIONIC
Verizon has had 4G LTE phones, and it’s had dual-core phones, but this is the phone that has both. Looking for speed unlike anything else? Verizon 4G LTE is definitely for you! Download movies in minutes, songs and photos in seconds. Verizon 4G LTE isn’t just fast, it’s lightning fast.
With the brightest screen I’ve ever seen, the DROID BIONIC makes it extremely usable no matter if you’re hanging out in the sun or bright, bright light. Personally, I enjoyed using Twitter on this phone, watching YouTube videos and photos. Call quality is excellent, and I already mentioned how fast the unit is…overall it was a great user experience.
Focus…it was a little slow on finding it’s focus but with 1080p video it works well for an elite smart phone device.
Overall, this is a great device….I won’t lie, I even updated this site using the DROID BIONIC and using the internet on this phone is amazing! If you’re a fan of DROID – this is definitely the phone for you.